I have enjoyed the books in the Unexpected Amish Blessings series, and His Accidental Amish Family was a nice addition to this group of stories. If you read book two, His Pretend Amish Bride, then you know the backstory between Gabe and Anna, which actually overlapped with this book. However, you do not need to have read any other books in the series to read and enjoy His Accidental Amish Family.
This book was a journey for Anna as she worked her way through the final stages of her therapy and actually gained the ability to walk with crutches. Her focus and reason for walking may have been misguided, but it did give her the impetus to reach for that goal. I felt for her as she had to readjust her expectations and learn to lean on God for the direction in her life.
Anna’s love interest, Levi, also had to realize that for many years he had allowed worry and fear to guide him, rather than trust in the Lord. He had quite the journey of his own.
The author did a very good job of showing the challenges and joys of foster parenting. Anna’s true, loving heart was obvious in the way she cared for the children brought to her.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the picturesque Amish community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, life’s detours may prove the path to true happiness . . .
After a buggy accident when she was a teenager, Anna Flaud was told she would never walk again. Unwilling to be an object of pity, she put aside her dreams of marriage and found purpose as an assistant at a Community Care Center. Now she has a chance to fulfill her dearest wish–motherhood–and adopt three siblings with special needs. Yet the opportunity comes with a condition Anna isn’t sure she can meet: finding a husband.
Levi King began working at the center as penance after a careless mistake led to tragedy. Though he’s dealing with his own heartbreak, he’s drawn to Anna, cheering her on as she strives to regain her mobility. Her quiet determination, her generous heart–these are qualities to cherish in a wife. Still, Anna’s plans give him pause. Given his past, Levi hardly trusts himself to care for one child, let alone three. Yet together, perhaps they could forge a family made sturdier by all they’ve overcome . . .
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.
Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. In searching for the best Amish soft pretzels, she’s visited many Amish markets, auctions, and mud sales. Because of her love of Amish food, she tries to include recipes in her books &/or newsletters as often as possible. When she’s not traveling, she spends time with family and writing.
Along with her Amish novels, she’s written more than 50+ books for both children and adults under several pen names. To find out more about Rachel and her books, you can sign up for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.
Rachel enjoys meeting readers and speaks regularly at book events, schools, libraries, churches, book clubs, and conferences across the country. She also loves talking about her book research, Amish life and traditions, and/or doing coloring book parties.